Sounders FC vs. Colorado Rapids blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Sounders vs. Rapids

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday nights match against the Colorado Rapids. After a very quick strike off the head of Eddie Johnson, the Sounders relinquished their lead just a minute and change later. Just over the hour mark Seattle regained the lead for good with a beautiful volley by Osvaldo Alonso. Michael Gspurning finally makes it back to the starting eleven.

Sounders new additions Christian Tiffert & Mario Martinez?

Christian Tiffert Sounders FC

Our man Josh Dougherty has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Seattle Sounders in the 2012 season of MLS soccer. Today Josh weighs in on the two newest Sounders. Mario Martinez & Christian Tiffert. Tiffert comes from the recently relegated Kaiserslautern FC in Germany. Questions about who would play on the left side of midfield arose immediately when Alvaro Fernandez was traded, the answer is Martinez on loan.

Sounders FC fan favorite Roger Levesque hangs up his boots

Roger Levesque in "The Chop." (photo soundersfc.com)

Our man Josh Dougherty has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Seattle Sounders in the 2012 season of MLS soccer. But this time, Josh is paying his respects to the other player who wore number 24 in Seattle who stole our hearts, Roger Levesque. Among Josh’s top moments of Roger’s career were the ’09 Open Cup winner, the 48 seconds goal and celebration, and just an overall rememberence of what kind of man Roger was both on and off the field.

Chelsea vs. Sounders FC blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Roger Levesque

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his special edition Love Em & Hate Em recap from Wednesday nights friendly against the one and only, champions of Europe, Chelsea. After going down quickly, the Sounders managed a way to creep back into the game with not one, but two goals from Freddy Montero. We couldn’t hold the draw though, going back down by two before halftime.

Sounders FC vs. New York Red Bulls blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Freddy Montero comes off the bench to score the equalizing goal in New York on Sunday. (photo soundersfc.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Sunday afternoons match up with the New York Red Bells. Another lead blown by the Sounders, but we do come away with a point. Freddy Montero starts on the bench again, but does supply the game tying goal. Old friend Sebastien Le Toux nets one for the Red Bulls, and a hand ball goes unnoticed by the ref.

MLS Matchup Report: Seattle Sounders FC vs. New York Red Bulls

Steve Zakuani

Our man Josh Dougherty has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Seattle Sounders in the 2012 season of MLS soccer. This time out, Josh gives us his match preview of the matchup vs. N.Y. Red Bulls matchup. A difficult game to call. Steve Zakuani returned to the pitch during the Sounders 2-1 victory over Colorado last week, and on Thursday night 9-year Sounder Roger Levesque announced his retirement.

Colorado Rapids vs. Sounders FC blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Eddie Johnson gladly took the yellow card for removing his jersey after his game winning goal Saturday night. (photo soundersfc.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday nights match up with the Colorado Rapids. Finally we are winners again in MLS Play! The return of Steve Zakuani against Brian Mullan has finally happened, and Alvaro Fernandez scored his first goal of the year. Sigi Schmid has to be happy with this result. Maybe the new lineup sans Fredy Montero is a sign of things to come.

Sounders FC vs. Real Salt Lake blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Alvaro Fernandez goes against Nick Rimando of RSL in Wednesday nights 0-0 draw. (photo SOFIA JARAMILLO / SEATTLEPI.COM)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Wednesday nights match up with Real Salt Lake. Not a win, but we did earn a point in the 0-0 draw. This game got chippy early, and stayed that way for the entire match. A total of five yellow cards were handed out. Not a whole lot of great scoring chances, but Cordell Cato and Zach Scott both had excellent chances. The defense, led by Jhon Kennedy Hurtado kept the Sounders in this game and forced the draw.

Sounders FC vs. New England Revolution blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

The Sounders let three points slip away Saturday afternoon at Foxborough (photo Michael Dwyer/AP)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday nights match up with the New England Revolution. Not a win, but we did earn a point in the 2-2 draw. This game got chippy early, and there was a stretch of about thirty minutes where the whistle was blown evey minute, but there were a ton of scoring chances. Two beautiful goals off the head of Eddie Johnson put the Sounders ahead.

MLS Matchup Report: Seattle Sounders FC vs. New England Revolution

Adrian Hanaeur

Our man Josh Dougherty has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Seattle Sounders in the 2012 season of MLS soccer. This time out, Josh gives us his match preview of the Sounders FC vs. New England Revolution matchup. This is a difficult game to call. The Sounders will be motivated after receiving just short of an ultimatum form their General Manager. Cordell Cato is hungry to perform. He should see playing time this weekend.

Portland Timbers mid season player and team report

Sounders vs. Timbers

NWSB Editor and Portland Timbers writer Chris Anderson brings us his report card for the Portland Timbers during the first half of the MLS season. Despite winning their first game of the season over the Philadelphia Union 3-1, the Timbers would only scratch out two more victories in between their opener and June 17, leaving them in last place and wondering where so much promise for a young and talented team went. MVP for Portland so far is Scotsman Kris Boyd.

Seattle Sounders FC mid season player & team report

Time for the Sounders mid season report (photo stern222.deviantart.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his report card for the Seattle Sonders FC during the first half of the MLS season. While the injuries have been a problem, Seattle is lucky to be sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference. Top goal goes to Patrick Ianni for his mid air volley against Sporting KC. Best player so far is Osvaldo Alonso, without him, the Sounders would be in a world of hurt.